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  1. Elderblog Sutra: 8

    “I’ve neither succeeded spectacularly enough at what I do that I can afford to ‘make bad movies for the rest of my life’ … nor have I failed so miserably that it’s an easy call … to just toss it all as worthless sunk cost, and start afresh with whatever resources and talents I have left.”

  2. What happened to Early Retirement Extreme? An update from Jacob Lund Fisker

    The father of “Financial Independence / Retire Early” on what he and his wife have been doing for the past decade or so of not having to work.

  3. Sweet Moderation, Heart of this Nation

    On why Britain, its media, and Rory Stewart aren’t moderate and centrist. (via @markhurrell)

  4. My ethical investment strategy - Matthew Somerville

    This is good. But there’s still no easy way to balance low-cost passive investing with investing ethically (whatever that means to you).

  5. dotfiles/setup.sh at master · lazerwalker/dotfiles

    Impressed by this kind of thing but I don’t think I set up a new Mac often enough to do this. (via FaveJet)

  6. Marketing Expert Scott Galloway on WeWork and Adam Neumann

    I’ve read a lot of articles about WeWork and this is by far the most frank and fun (but not fun if you’re an employee or landlord). (via Money Stuff)

  7. Weeknotes: Dogsheep

    Having spent a lot of time writing my own tools to save copies of my data from third-party services, I like what Simon Willison’s doing here.

  8. Trek prep: Kit – The travels of Mary Loosemore

    I do like Mary’s write-up of her trekking kit. More pragmatic than the ones that go for the fanciest brands and/or lightest possible weights.

  9. The Electric Typewriter

    I was wondering about long and/or “classic” articles/essays that are available online, and this looks like a good collection.

  10. Nadia Eghbal | The tyranny of ideas

    Really good. “Rather than viewing people as agents of change, I think of them as intermediaries, voice boxes for some persistent idea-virus that’s seized upon them and is speaking through their corporeal form.” (via Kicks Condor)

  11. Graphing Calculator Story

    I don’t think I knew this before, and it’s much better than I expected “How the Mac’s graphing calculator was made” to be.

  12. Starship

    A command line prompt that looks nice and displays useful info when useful.

  13. Animated chart of the day: Recorded music sales by format share, 1973 to 2019 - AEI

    Good to watch. Also, the static “Revenues by format” charts put the “vinyl revival” into perspective. (via The Online Photographer)

  14. Help me not hate LA? | Ask MetaFilter

    Lots of really nice answers full of people who have grown to love living in LA after moving there. Just positive and encouraging.

  15. Analytics, logs and metrics

    For the bit about using GoAccess and a pixel hosted on S3 behind Cloudfront for logging. (via @dracos)

  16. gyford.com/ – Website Carbon Calculator

    Over a year my site uses “57kWh. Enough electricity to drive an electric car 368km.” Very, very roughly, I imagine. (via Adactio)

  17. Your Attention is Sovereign by Jay Springett (PDF)

    “The Loop”, “evaporative cooling”, “the Dark Forest internet”, “Waldenponding”, “The Isles of Blogging”. Good. (via Warren Ellis Ltd)

  18. Jenny Turner · Who Are They?: The Institute of Ideas · LRB 8 July 2010

    Nine years ago: “One day, the conditions would be right and they [the RCP/LM/IoI crowd] would be ready: public-sector cuts, rising unemployment, the collapsing Euro, a Tory government, more or less.” (Subscribers only)

  19. JavaScript Systems Music

    “Learning Web Audio by Recreating The Works of Steve Reich and Brian Eno.” Step-by-step examples, really nicely explained.

  20. Fred’s Shed

    Came across this ages ago and forgot the name. Now I’ve found it again. Garden and DIY tool recommendations from Fred.

  21. Building an extensible app or library with vanilla JS | Go Make Things

    I like this, although I’d like a “Step 2” with some more complex examples. (via Adactio)

  22. Help me make a world history syllabus out of novels - books | Ask MetaFilter

    I don’t often read historical novels, but I like this idea.

  23. Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music

    Brilliant to see this back again in a new form.

  24. What’s It Like to Stage in a Michelin-Starred Restaurant in France - Eater

    I do enjoy reading about restaurant kitchens (and the workings of restaurants generally). (via FaveJet)

  25. How bad can it get? (London Review of Books)

    Good, but not much hope about UK politics. But I learned an excellent word: “rhodomontade”, extravagant boasting. Word of the year.

  26. warren’s collection | Bandcamp

    Occasionally while working I want some weird, dark, ambient noise and…